View Map of Townley Hall Main House (Meath / Louth) Dowth / Newgrange exact location below or click this simplified Map
Latitude – Longitude: 53.724765, -6.428446
From Dublin: Follow the M1 going North. After the toll station, continue on the M1 until you cross the Boyne suspension bridge. Immediately North of the bridge, take exit 10 signposted N51 – Navan – Drogheda North. At the roundabout over the motorway take the Slane exit. After about 1.5 miles, look for railings and gates on the right hand side. A barrier inside the gate may require opening, then follow the avenue through the woods. Travelling time from Dublin airport: about 35mins.
From the North: Follow the M1 as far as the exit 10 turn-off just before the suspension bridge, signposted as N51 – Navan – Drogheda North. Cross over the motorway and take the Slane exit. After about 1.5 miles, look for railings and gates on the right hand side. A barrier inside the gate may require opening, then follow the avenue through the woods. Travelling time from Dundalk: about 30mins.
Map: The LOC8 code for satnav devices is:
Townley Hall (main house),
Useful links: Car pooling offer/request
2014-2017 Links to be updated:
You can get there by car-pooling, bus, train or taxi. If you are in Slane between 12-14.00 there will be mini-bus that you can pre-book here [[to be confirmed]]
For all your driving requirements please use Google Maps Journey Planner – simply select where you are travelling from, whether you prefer country roads to motorway… and click the big blue button. That’s it! You can even print the generated route. We will post Solstice Experience signs at local junctions for Glebe House. Keep following the signs with the stars spiral:
For car pooling, post directly to the FB wall carpool to find someone closer to the date.
For buses & taxis & driving directions please read on (!) If you are using a taxi, make sure your driver knows where Glebe House, Dowth is!
If you are bussing to the venue there are three routes from Dublin: Dub-Slane (most direct & gets you closer to the venue); Dub-Navan (most frequent, you will need local taxi to get to the venue or organise car-pool); and Dub-Drogheda (get to Drodheda by bus or even by train from Connolly Station; and then organise carpool or get local taxi)
16.12.15 UPDATED If you are arriving to Slane @ 13:55 , please pre-book your pick up & share the cost among your fellow travelers. If nobody needs it, then we will not need to arrange a shuttle bus this year.
Dublin-Slane bus: Buses leave town: 11.00 (arriving 11.55 in Slane) | 13.00 (13:55arr) | 14.45 (15:40arr) | Future updates on FB event re Bus will be here.
- Collins Coaches Dublin-Slane Saturday 2015 timetable (pdf will open) / return Slane-Dublin 2015 Sunday timetable (pdf will open)
- Bus stop location: Lower Abbey St – wait for the bus right across the street from the Wynns Hotel – the spot where the red car is in the Google Streetview here, you will see a small ‘Collins Coaches’ bus stop sign when you walk by and people queuing. Arrive there in advance. Ask the driver to let you off in Slane – its approx 50min journey. 13.00 bus is your perfect arrival time for 13.55 in Slane.
- pre-book your Slane-Glebe House mini-bus: here. Here is Google Street-view of the busstop in Slane that you need to stay on when you get off Dublin-Slane bus. If you take 13.00 bus there will be a mini-bus Slane-Glebe House-Slane organised for yous for 14.30 pick up. Prices depend on the demand (in the region of 3-5Eur per head each way). If you cannot make it – please organise car-pooling on FB event wall.
- All updates will be on the FB event wall. Safe journey!
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Do not follow the road signs for ‘Newgrange’ as this will lead you to the OPW’s Newgrange Visitor Centre (which is totally on the opposite side of the river Boyne!